Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
457
Reviews:
155
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
41
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105
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Photo of sokol_1993
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle 2012 vintage into a Duvel tulip.

Look: Dark brown, almost black. A good head, but dissipated quickly with some lacing lingering around the glass.
Smell: Very vinous, a viscous, lusty smell. A lot of dark fruit smell, plum and cherry, but also the alcohol smell is strongly present.
Taste: Full of taste. Again, there were a lot of dark fruit taste, as usual for a quad. There is considerable hoppiness that crept up at the end though, which balanced out the sweetness but I think was a bit too much. Maltiness was also present. One could smell the alcohol, but interestingly, it did not taste alcoholic at all.
Feel: full body. Very chewy and viscous. However, the aftertaste is not that fulfilling; not too strong.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had a 0.33l glass from draft at Gollem in Antwerp on 27SEP16. Cost was €5.30.

It was a very dark, opaque brown color, with a highly creamy, beige head. The foam started at 1/2" and lasted well, with solid lacing. It had some dark fruit action in the aroma, though it was not overly strong. Body was a touch less than medium, though it was a smooth brew.

Had a touch of brown sugar sweetness with some raisins and dates. The dark fruits are there but somewhat muted. Though I think this was a rather pedestrian quad, I did like it more as it warmed and I consumed more. Prosit!

3.93/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1857

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Photo of archyquaffer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the magnum bottle into a clear glass chalice. A moderate pour produces a short, but creamy, off-white head that dissipates rather quickly but never disappears, leaving a thick, frothy ring and islets of lace. The beer is a deep yellowish-brown with ruby highlights, and is rather hazy. It seems clear around the edges but a strong LED light has trouble penetrating the gloom.

Pungent, phenolic fruitiness characterizes the aroma-flavor of this dank brew. Dark fruit notes suggesting black currants, plums, and raisins are prominent, but bready notes suggesting molasses cookies and dark bread are also present, along with a hint of spice and chocolate . The sweetness is perhaps more perceived than real. Boozy vapors waft through, but the alcohol is well-hidden overall.

A dangerously good ale with plenty of complexity. Excellent.

Reviewed on September 10, 2016

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Photo of parris
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sjccmd
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rich, fruity, and spicy aroma. Sarsparilla like. A touch of cocoa and raisins. Root beer float. Quite sweet smelling. Graham cracker and vanilla notes as well.

Pours dark brown, nearing black with a thin off white head. Not much lacing.

Very sweet, but less rich than the aroma suggested. Burnt raisins and plums. Vanilla, clove, blueberries. A touch of spicy alcohols. Somewhat minerally. Lingering sweetness, but not cloying.

Medium light body, moderate carbonation. Clean and fruity finish.

Rich and fruit forward. Nice, but not as complex or full as some.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beribenji
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GlennWB
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maciej
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heygeebee
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hmmmm, overall a good looking beer, with the usual molasses on nose for style. However, at the really high ABV the taste is quite hollow in mid palate and the mouthfeel a contradiction - high alcohol but also watery. Go figure. Taste wise lots of molasses , dark fruits and sherry.

An ok beer it not an easy drink.

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Photo of josip990
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a quad with cherries, this might be my favorite beer in the kasteel range to date, its outstanding, and for once, its not a sugar bomb like so much of the other ones they do. looks like a brown ale, nice deep malt colors to it, with great carbonation and a classically belgian head on it, tall and expansive and holding from the tap. smells great too, there is a tartness to the cherries, almost like dried instead of fresh fruit, and its not overdosed, an accent flavor with the complimentary darker grains, not a main flavor agent, which i think is a good call. they do enough fruity stuff. sort of reminds me of three philosophers from ommegang, which is a major compliment, but its similar in the flavor and intensity of the cherry. there is a nice dark candy sugar flavor in here, and a more subtle belgian yeast strain than expected, but an efficient one, as this is quite dry and well carbonated. tastes mature and well integrated, and seems to be of much higher quality than i have found a lot of their other beers to be. no trace at all of its alcohol strength, which is hard to do in this style, especially in a beer without a ton of body for what it is. amazingly well carbonated too, very lively on the tongue. excellent take on the quad style, i enjoyed this a whole lot.

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Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bnes09
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark fruit, apple cider-like aroma. A little too sweet for my taste. Descent dark fruit flavor and subtle funk. Ok.

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Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jdhilt
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving no lace. Dark brown color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose, and flavor is dark fruit and caramel. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 330ml bottle at Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

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Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cuvée Du Chateau has a thin, big-bubbled, cream-colored head, a standard, shoe-leather brown appearance, with lots of beige yeast chunks, and a few lacing splotches left on the glass. The aroma is of raisin, spiced bread, prunes, walnuts, and possibly brownies. Tastes is of spiced brown bread, a touch of lemon, some very low-level, balancing hop bitterness, caramel, and even white rice (which, this beer does not contain, to my knowledge). Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, and there is a bit of an unpleasant chalky under-taste. Cuvée Du Chateau finishes just a bit on the drying side. Booze predominates, here.

RJT

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Photo of dbarny76
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
4.06 out of 5 based on 457 ratings.
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